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Famous Arizona State University Alumni

Updated April 24, 2020 91.2k views170 items

List of famous alumni from Arizona State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Arizona State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Arizona State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Arizona State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Arizona State University.

Some of ASU's most distinguished Sun Devils went on to become some of the most famous athletes in the world. Athletes like Barry Bonds, James Harden, and Phil Mickelson. 

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Arizona State University?” and “Which celebrities are Arizona State University alumni?”

Take a look at this list of ASU alumni
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  • 1

    Barry Bonds

    Baseball player, Actor
    Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left...  more

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  • 2

    Phil Mickelson

    Golfer, Author
    Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970), nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional...  more

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  • 3

    John Hughes

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed...  more

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  • 4

    Reggie Jackson

    Baseball player, Coach
    Reginald Martinez Jackson (born May 18, 1946) is an American former professional baseball...  more

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    #439 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#14 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

  • 5

    David Spade

    Television presenter, Comedian
    David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and...  more

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  • 6

    Linda Ronstadt

    Record producer, Songwriter
    Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer known for...  more

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  • 7

    Nick Nolte

    Comedian, Model
    Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor, producer, author, and former...  more

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  • 8

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Talk show host, Comedian
    James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian,...  more

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  • 9

    James Harden

    Basketball player
    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • 10

    Al Michaels

    Commentator, Announcer
    Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now...  more
  • 11

    Pat Tillman

    Athlete, American football player
    Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player in...  more

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  • 12

    Andre Ethier

    Baseball player
    Andre Ethier (; born April 10, 1982) is an American former professional baseball outfielder....  more
  • 13

    Thomas F. Wilson

    Painter, Comedian
    Thomas Francis Wilson Jr. (born April 15, 1959) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor...  more
  • 14

    Terrell Suggs

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born October 11, 1982), nicknamed "T-Sizzle," is an American football...  more
  • 15

    Steve Allen

    Film Score Composer, Talk show host
    Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American...  more

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  • 16

    Lynda Carter

    Pin-up girl, Songwriter
    Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer,...  more

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  • 17

    David Hernandez

    Stripper, Musician
    David or Dave Hernandez may refer to: David Hernandez (actor) (born 1968) American film and...  more
  • 18

    Teri Byrne

    Actor, Dancer
    Teri Byrne (born April 11, 1972) is a former member of WCW's Nitro Girls and is a former...  more
  • 19

    Jerry Smith

    American football player
    Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football...  more

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  • 20

    Kate Spade

    Fashion designer
    Kate Brosnahan Spade was the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New...  more
  • 21

    Spencer Silver

    Chemist, Inventor
    Spencer Ferguson Silver, an American chemist who worked together with Arthur Fry to invent the...  more
  • 22

    Evan Mecham

    Politician, Writer
    Evan Mecham ( MEE-kəm; May 12, 1924 – February 21, 2008) was an American businessman and the...  more
  • 23

    Brenda Strong

    Yoga Instructor, Actor
    Brenda Lee Strong (born March 25, 1960) is an American actress. She began her career in...  more

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  • 24

    Dan Severn

    Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
    Daniel DeWayne "Dan" (The Beast) Severn (born June 8, 1958) is an American semi-retired mixed...  more

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  • 25

    Grace Park

    Model, Actor
    Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian actress who played Cylon model Number Eight,...  more

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